Camaro King: Dan Fletcher’s 2014 and 1969 Peak Antifreeze Camaros – US Nationals Feature Cars
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Camaro King: Dan Fletcher’s 2014 and 1969 Peak Antifreeze Camaros – US Nationals Feature Cars

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When Dan Fletcher’s father went to the dealer and picked up his new Camaro Z/28 in 1969, we’d be willing to bet he didn’t think this car would still be at the track, winning Nationals events 45 years later. With his son Dan behind the wheel, the car has won more than 45 races in the NHRA, including 3 NHRA World Championships.

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Well known in the sportsman pit area, this is the “Winningest car in NHRA history.” The Chevy 350 under the hood puts out an NHRA rated 325 horsepower while running 9.06 in the Super Stock class. After Dan’s father passed away in 1993, he decided to continue on in his legacy, and he has done just that. In 1994, Dan became the only driver in the NHRA Sportsman competition history to sweep the “Western Swing” - 3 races in 3 back-to-back-to-back weekends in Denver, Sonoma, and Seattle. Last season, Dan did it again sweeping the “Western Swing” for the second time in his illustrious career.

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Mr. Fletcher is the 4th all-time winningest driver in NHRA history, behind only John Force, Warren Johnson, and Frank Manzo. He is also the winningest driver in the history of both the NHRA Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes, with National event wins also in Comp Eliminator and Super Gas. In 2014, Dan is not running the full NHRA schedule, but has already picked up two wins thus far this season.

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This year, Dan brought along with him a 2014 Camaro Rolling Chassis that has been converted to COPO specifications set by the NHRA with a multitude of aftermarket Chevrolet Performance Parts. Wrapped in the same identical PEAK Antifreeze colors, it is a perfect contrast to his classic 1969 Camaro.

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The car started out as a Camaro Rolling Chassis. Chevrolet produced a limited number of Camaro NHRA-certified rolling chassis designed for drag racing that provides racers with a professionally assembled and painted body and chassis ready to be finished. Customers add their choice of engine, transmission and other drivetrain components.

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Many of the components required to complete the transformation into a full race car, including crate engines, racing engine components, electronics – controllers and harnesses – and more, are available direct from Chevrolet Performance. The catalog is online at www.chevroletperformance.com.

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This will mark the first time Dan has ran his new 2014 Camaro, which he is competing in the Stock Eliminator class with this weekend at the US Nationals. With 89 National event wins under his belt, the Camaro faithful will be strongly behind Dan to pick up his 90th and possibly even his 91st win this weekend at the Chevrolet Performance US Nationals. Go Dan!

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Check out the photos of Dan’s two Camaros below, and be sure to keep your eyes out for the PEAK Antifreeze-colored Camaros in the pits and on the quarter-mile...they are tough to miss.

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COPO Year and #: 2014 Camaro Rolling Chassis #004 Converted to COPO

 

Owner: Dan Fletcher           

 

Driver: Dan Fletcher

 

Team or Car Location: Churchville, NY

 

Color: Blue

 

Engine: 350

 

Fastest ET: 10.30 this weekend

 

Class: B/SA

 

Favorite Track: “Wherever I just won at.”


 

Car: 1969 Camaro

 

Owner: Dan Fletcher           

 

Driver: Dan Fletcher

 

Team or Car Location: Churchville, NY

 

Color: Blue

 

Engine: 350

 

Horsepower: 325

 

Fastest ET: 9.06

 

Class: SS/HIJ/A

 

Favorite Track: “Wherever I just won at.”

 

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